[05-07-2024] Santa Clara County, CA – One Person Killed Following Two-Vehicle Collision Involving Bicycle in San Jose

Published May 7, 2024

[05-07-2024] One Person Killed Following Two-Vehicle Collision Involving Bicycle in San JoseOne person was killed following a two-vehicle collision involving a bicycle in San Jose on Tuesday morning, May 7, 2024.

According to the San Jose Police Department, the fatal incident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on Senter Road and E. Capitol Expressway, just outside Andrew Hill High School.

SJPD said that a red pickup truck ran a red light and crashed into a white pickup truck, which was then pushed into the innocent bicyclist. The bike was allegedly lodged under the white pickup.

The victim suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The name, age, and place of origin of the deceased was not disclosed as of yet. It is still unclear if the bicyclist was a student at the nearby school.

Police said that the driver of the red pickup tried to leave the scene but was arrested right after.

Authorities blocked off the busy intersection as a precaution as they cleaned up the debris and conducted further investigations. SJPD asked other motorists to look for alternative routes.

No other injuries were reported at this time.  Police work is underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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